Posted: 26 Jun 2013 09:43 PM PDT
This house is located on a cul de sac and is wrapped around the open atrium. Thanks to such construction there are a lot of natural light in the interior, the cross ventilation is great and outdoor living area is hided from everybody. The private areas like master bedroom, closet and bathroom are located in one wing of the house, while the public areas like dining kitchen and multi-purpose room in another. There are also additional bedroom and bathroom in the public area for guests. The large carport area is located at the front of the house along with a large two car garage. The interior of the house is done in calm and cosy style. Another very interesting feature of the house is the high double gables which provide plenty of drama to the house's exterior. [ VIA ]
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 09:43 AM PDT
Designed by Slee and Co Architects, located in Boggoms Bay, South Africa. Designed to withstand the harsh Mediterranean climate and strong N/W and S/E winds associated with the area.
With the climate of the area varying wildly throughout the seasons, the architects felt it important that the house should be flexible in terms of how it adapts to these conditions. To this end, the house was designed in such a way as to retain heat in the winter, and provide shelter from the rain, and in summer to be protected from the sun and be allowed to breathe with large openings. This helped dictate the design of Dune House, with SLEE and Co. settling on a frugal application of building materials and basic detailing in order to withstand the harsh conditions.
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